Palm Beach, FL

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 PM at Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium
Concert

Presented by The Society of the Four Arts.

French Enchantment

Experience the grace, wit, and charm of French music. The program begins and ends with early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19-century Parisian salons. In between, the Ravel sonata, written soon after World War I, uses just two string instruments to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of pure melody in its most delightfully fundamental form.

Program

  • Saint-Saëns Trio No. 1 in F major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 18 (1864)
  • Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello (1920-22)
  • Fauré Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15 (1876-79)